Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

Will strengthen Naval Forces. What frigates of the USA want to give to Ukraine


Oliver Hazard Perry are adopted more than 40 years. Now the American Navy consistently puts these frigates out of action. The USA has withdrawn the ban on arms supplies from Ukraine, the special representative of State Department Curt Volcker has reported. The day before media have learned that America has suggested to give to Ukraine the American Oliver Hazard Perry frigates. Within the American Program of excess property of army Ukraine has already received two patrol boats of the class Island of 1988, in connection with escalation in the Sea of Azov. Корреспондент.net tells details. The American frigates the Military attache of the USA in Ukraine has reported the letter to the Ukrainian Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak with the offer on "increase in defense capability of the Ukrainian Navies by the Black and Azov seas", reports the Ukrainian militarny portal. Among offers - transfer of Oliver Hazard Perry frigates within the American Program of excess property of army. B2000-hgodakhna etikhkorablyakhprokhodit stazhirovkuukrainskiyevoyennyemoryak. On March 25 2009v Sevastopolzakhodilfregatety type - USS Klakring (FFG-42). Then the question of transfer of frigates of this type to Ukraine has been for the first time brought up. As the Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine William Taylor spoke then, the discussion continues. "The Ukrainian Naval Forces addressed in the USA concerning a possibility of transfer of certain warships of the USA of Naval Forces of Ukraine (two frigates - ред). This communication, this discussion between the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence and the Pentagon continues, concerning it any decision isn't made", - Taylor said. Oliver Hazard Perry frigates were under construction during 1975-2004. In total have constructed 71 frigates. In a system there are 36 frigates. They were on arms of the USA (29), Turkey (8), Taiwan (8), Australia (6), Spain (6), Egypt (4), Poland (2), Bahrain (1), Pakistan (1). Oliver Hazard Perry were developed as the rocket frigates armed with starting Mk 13 for anti-aircraft guided missiles SM-1MR and the anti-ship missiles Harpoon. SM-1 in 2003 have been dismantled by frigates of the Navy of the USA. Enters their tasks anti-submarine and antiaircraft defense of transport convoys, amfibiyny connections and anti-submarine groups. Their fodder part is engaged with the flight platform, and in a back part of a superstructure, side by side two hangars for helicopters. The Navy of the USA consistently brings these frigates out of the structure of the fleet, planning to replace in the long term them with the littoral fighting LCS ships as ocean escorts. However, now frigates are written off much quicker than put into LCS operation that creates a weak point in escort forces of the American fleet. Now is adopted by these frigates: 76-mm artillery cannon of OTO Melara 20-mm antiaircraft artillery cannon of Phalanx CIWS two Mark 32 ASW torpedo tubes Technical characteristics of Oliver Hazard Perry: Displacement is 4,2 thousand tons Length: 135 meters (FFG-7, FFG-9 - 27 FFG-30 - 31 FFG-34 - 35), 138,1 meters Width: 13,7 meters Draught are 6,7 - 7,77 meters Speed: up to 29 Crew hubs

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